CEG3002 : Construction Management
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Dilum Dissanayake
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value:
The module aims to allow students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills to enable them to identify and evaluate a range of construction management problems and to propose solutions to them.
Outline Of Syllabus
Ethics and professional practice
• Commercialism and professional behaviour
Planning and Production Control
• Construction processes
• Selection of plant
• Site constraints
• Critical path analysis
• The basics of delivering quality
Health and safety
• Legislative background
• Management of Health and Safety
• Risk assessment
The Financial Environment
• Civil Engineering Contracts
• Costs and project documentation
• Cash-flow forecasting
• Financial control
• Methods of measurement
• Estimating and tendering
• Tender and bid selection
There is a ‘Visualisation and BIM’ thread through the Civil Engineering programmes, mainly evident in the Design of Sustainable Engineering Systems (DSES) project modules. This module also makes a small contribution to the thread by touching on the latest requirements and opportunities for Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the context of construction projects, while this DSES3 module (CEG3001), running the same Semester, introduces the students to Revit, a practical tool for the application of BIM principles to collaborative data handling and visualisation. For MEng students, the thread will continue into the Sustainable Engineering Systems Design Project (CEG3004) in Semester 2.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||10||1:00||10:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||10||0:30||5:00||Revision for exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||15:00||15:00||Coursework assignment|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||10||1:00||10:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||10:00||10:00||Reflective learning activities|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||48:00||48:00||Includes background reading and reading of lecture notes for a full understanding of the materia|
Jointly Taught With
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The module will be delivered mainly through lectures and small group teaching activities. Knowledge of theory and practice are addressed within the contact time. The small group teaching activities will be organised so that a combination of exercises, worked examples and discussion can engage the student with their personal formation in the subject area.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||120||1||A||70||Unseen written examination|
|Written exercise||1||M||30||Aspects of Health and Safety (approx 15 hrs effort)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Assessment of the health and safety aspects of the module syllabus is undertaken with a coursework assignment.
The remainder of the module syllabus is assessed with a time controlled closed book test where the students will be given briefing information in advance of the test to enable them to develop an understanding of the particular project scenario being used as the context for the assessment. During the test the students will have access to supporting materials as deemed appropriate by the module tutor.
Study Abroad students who are unable to return to Newcastle for the Semester 1 Assessment period would be required to sit an examination.